I used to think a "Blizzard" was all about the snow level. I learned from our own "blizzard" here recently, that it is not the case. Blizzards have more to do with the wind. However, the more severe blizzards usually involve many inches of snow and span more than a day. I think I was around 5 or 6 when I experienced snow so high that it completely buried our cars and front door!
I was used to bitter cold winters, growing up in the Midwest. But since moving here to Utah 14 years ago, I've been a little spoiled with fairly mild winters. "Bitter Cold" was what happened when it got down in the 20's!
But this winter has truly been it's coldest since I've been here. It has been windy, and although we experience inversion here (when the air temp on the ground is warmer than the air above -- so not cold enough to keep the snow on the ground), the temperatures are dropping low each night and the wind is picking up during the day!
It is weird to me to wake up (like this morning) to a 9 degree morning, which feels like -13 because of the wind chill factor, and yet there is hardly any snow! Nonetheless, it is FREEZING!!! BRRRRR!
Wishing all of you stay warm and are stocked up on food and water and flashlights and batteries and toilet paper and........
(So, wait -- How does Global Warming work again? Or Global Climate Change - or whatever it's called?)